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Consultants certified for Automotive SPICE® Cybersecurity

SPICE CybersecurityAt the beginning of February, six of our F+S consultants were certified for the Automotive SPICE® Cybersecurity extension. This additional qualification makes it possible to carry out cybersecurity assessments. The content of the three packed training days was very interesting. Dr Richard Messnarz, an accredited VDA-QMC trainer and cybersecurity expert, imparted a lot of relevant practical knowledge.

Congratulations Joachim, Johannes, Felix, Rainer, Pascal and Michael!

ASQF Quality Night with AI focus

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On July 18, F+S was a guest at the 5th ASQF Quality Night "Artificial Intelligence: Perspectives" in Munich. More than 60 participants discussed the topics AI and software testing. We were particularly interested in the presentation on AI-supported requirement analysis, requirement engineering and assignment to system domains. A presentation on Functional Safety in the medical industry showed how important the structured management of data with labels, traces and reviews is in the AI context. Other talks presented potential AI-based test setups and highlighted ethical issues in AI development. It was a successful event that gave us inspiring insights into the AI context.

Christmas party 2022

Finally the time had come: After a 2-year break due to Corona, we, the F+S family, could celebrate Christmas together again. In the vaulted cellar of Villa Konthor, a well-known whisky bar in the heart of Limburg, current and future F+S employees, retirees and shareholders met for a cozy evening in a Scottish atmosphere.

By candlelight we were excellently looked after by our host Robin Pitz and his team with good food and selected drinks, especially the whisky liqueur was very popular. When the evening ended around midnight, we were very happy and grateful that such a nice tradition could be continued.

We wish our employees and customers a blessed Christmas season and a good start into the year 2023!

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New fitness offers for our employees

qualitrain logo rgb 800x318The physical fitness of our employees is very important to us, because health and well-being promote a productive working day. Through cooperation with the company sports provider Qualitrain, our F+S employees now have access to more than 6,000 sports and fitness facilities at low prices throughout Germany as of October. In addition to classic fitness studios, these also include swimming and leisure pools, yoga studios, bouldering and climbing gyms.

Our long-standing badminton team is also supported and enjoys the free weekly training opportunities at FITFUN in Limburg.

F+S at Gate4SPICE Event "Rhetorik in ASPICE Assessments"

The "Rhetoric in ASPICE Assessments" is a topic that should not be underestimated, it can significantly influence the duration and success of assessments. Therefore, we followed the invitation of Achim Hönow and Bhaskar Vanamali to the Köschingen location of CARIAD SE on 22.09.2022 to work on and discuss this topic. Together with about 25 Provisional, Competent and Principal Assessors we worked out how assessors can express ASPICE requirements rhetorically well, so that assessors, even without ASPICE knowledge, can fully understand questions and technical issues. In addition to technical and methodological knowledge, the soft skills of our assessors are particularly in demand. During the breaks there was also enough time for professional exchange and networking. The event was generally well received and has enriched our wealth of experience.